Styles

The following type style commands are supported by LaTeX. Note that LaTeX2e differs on this point, having instead a Font Selection scheme, but the following should still work (certainly in 2.09 mode).

• \rm - Roman
• \it - Italics
• \em - Emphasis (toggles between \it and \rm)
• \emph (LaTeX2e emphasis command)
• \bf - Boldface
• \sl - Slanted
• \sf - Sans serif
• \sc - Small caps
• \tt - Typewriter

These are LaTeX delcarations (with the exception of \emph), i.e., they do not act on an argument, but change the way LaTeX prints the following text. The scope of a declaration is ended by a right brace (}) or an \end{} command whose matching left brace ({) or \begin{} precedes the declaration.

Thus, for a short piece of italics or bold-face text one would use

    This is {\it italics} and this is {\bf in boldface}.


which would be set as "This is italics and this is in boldface.

In LaTeX2e the \emph command is considered more suitable for short stretches of emphasized text. A typical use would be

    This is \emph{emphasized text}.